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Santa Clause

Updated on October 19, 2014

Santa Clause By Any Other Name

Whether you call him Santa Clause, Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or any other of the hundreds of names for him, Santa is still the hero of millions of children in the world. 

We love Santa Clause at our house, and we love to track his yearly visits! Check out the many faces of Santa below, and share our joy while we wait for his yearly travel around the world.

Santa Trivia

1. Where does the name Kris Kringle originate?

2. Who wrote the original The Night Before Christmas poem?

3. Where did the tradition of Christmas gifts come from?

4. To deliver presents all over the world to all the children who believe in him how many presents would he have to deliver in a second?

Answers are at the bottom of the page.

Here Comes Santa

Twas' The Night Before Christmas

The legend of Santa Clause first became a large part of American culture when writer Clement Clarke Moore created the poem Twas' The Night Before Christmas Children around the world then became familiar with:

"sugarplums dancing in their heads..."

"laying a finger aside of his nose, and giving a nod up the chimney he rose..."

and other great quotes from this childhood favorite.

Three reasons to love Santa Clause

1. Warm and fuzzy childhood memories.

2. I believe.

3. There's no one funner than Santa Clause when you're a child.

Santa's Favorite Team


My Favorite Movies About Santa Clause

I love curling up on the couch with a big mug of hot chocolate, a warm toasty fire, and a movie about my favorite hero, Santa Clause.

Here are some of my favorites, I watch them every year. It's a tradition at our house.

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Quick, what do you think of Santa Clause?

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Santa Clause Videos

Santa's Workshop

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Santa Trivia Answers

1. It originates from Germany, and comes from the term Christ Kind, which in English means "Christ Child."

2. Clement C. Moore, the original poem was called, The Night Before Christmas " A Visit from St. Nicholas"

3. The tradition of gifts comes from the Magi bearing gifts for the Christ child.

4. To deliver presents to all the children who believe in him, on Christmas eve, taking into account the different time zones around the world, Santa Clause would have to visit approximately 830 houses per second during a 31 hour time frame.

Share your stories, sightings, thoughts, rants, raves...

Shout Out For Santa Clause!

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      jadehorseshoe 6 years ago

      Santa is a fine fellow.

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      JessicaMcCarty 6 years ago

      Love it! I love Christmas and Santa Clause! Hi from forums!

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      drdeal34 7 years ago

      He definitely needs official North Pole Sleight License. Visit my lens to see hot to get it Santa ID card.

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      SantaHat 7 years ago

      Very cool lens, I love Santa and I'm so excited for coming of Christmas.

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      BW Duerr 8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Yup, warm and fuzzy, I believe, and funner, too :D ! 5 stars, Fav and lensroll, too. I also linked this lens in the discovery tool for my newest lens Santa's Existence on Trial, Miracle on 34th Street as Proof . Thanks so much

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      christmas is my favorite holiday i give santa a 22 million did do and always belive in santa never give up hope

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      Barkely 9 years ago

      [in reply to poddys] Yeah, my spell checker doesn't like "funner," but sometimes you have to live dangerously:-) It doesn't like "themed" either, but I do so I still use it, I'm a rebel that way, lol.

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I remember that the Santa Grotto in the stores used to be a magical place. You could never see inside it until it was your turn to go in. Nowadays stuck in the middle of the mall it's all about selling the photos, rather than the magical meeting of your Christmas hero. It's still a lovely concept to keep alive in the minds of children for as many years as you can. Just wondering if "funner" got red flagged by your spell checker LOL :)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great article! Just one thing though; is the Wikipedia module near the top intended to be about the movie, or is it supposed to be about the man himself? I'd prefer it to be on the man himself.

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      Ah, what a sweet lens! I can remember as a child in Cleveland, Ohio in the Kamms Corner house that we grew up in ... chasing, YES chasing Santa across our slow filled back yard. I lost him when he jumped the fence out back. I looked and looked for his sleigh that might be parked in the business parking lot ... that was fun!

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      enslavedbyfaeries 9 years ago

      My daughter secretly wrote Santa a letter last Christmas and asked him to bring a present for me and he delivered, much to her surprise. I love Santa and his magical ways. 5*

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      Vicki 10 years ago from USA

      Very nice lens! Love the vintage photos of my favorite big, hairy guy! 5 stars & a lensroll to Retro Christmas. Merry Christmas to you!

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      Aika 10 years ago

      I love Santa since I was a child up to now! ^_^ I'm giving Santa 5 stars this Christmas.

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      Evelyn Saenz 10 years ago from Royalton

      Great lens! It makes me feel like Christmas!

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      Karendelac 10 years ago

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      tplus 10 years ago

      Congratulations! You are #10 at Who Has the Most Lenses?! I've picked this lens to be featured alongside your name. Come check out your competition!

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      Robin S 10 years ago from USA

      Thank you for adding this fantastic lens to the Best Christmas Ever group!

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      chloecavanaugh 10 years ago

      I love this lens! So colorful! Santa gets*****from me. I still believe and I'm 50.


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      LCS 10 years ago

      I still love Santa Clause.